Saigon Food Tour companies have started to appear all over Ho Chi Minh in the last few years. As the excellent word about eating Vietnamese food has begun to spread throughout the world, more and more travelers are making a culinary tour part of their bigger trip to Vietnam. We do understand that their can be some confusion for travelers when they are arranging plans and trying to choose the right Saigon Food Tour. We have come up with a few criteria that we thinking are important for any family in Ho Chi Minh who is looking to jump on a culinary adventure with a Saigon Food Tour. We recommend taking a look at the culinary options, tour transportation, and food tour safety reputation.
When a food tour company creates a menu for a Saigon Food Tour they are going to want to show foodies what is great to eat in Ho Chi Minh. Vietnamese food does have some parts of its cuisine that are harder for travelers to eat and the culinary options might be bizarre for some travelers. Food Tour companies will want to provide few different styles of culinary options for their customers during a Saigon Food Tour so that guests can choose a more familiar style of menu for their family. The way that we see the culinary menu options are for a normal group tour that will provide Vietnamese food that we feel 99% of people will love eating an our other private tour will provide a culinary menu that might be more challenging and in depth Saigon Food Tour experience.
If your family are looking to take a Saigon Food Tour that you want serving delicious food in a casual fun environment we recommend looking for a group tour with a food tour company in Ho Chi Minh. As we have done with back of the bike tours, these group tours are meant to give the chance for the casual foodie to eat real and delicious Vietnamese food. Even if a Saigon Food Tour might be offering a dish that you have tried before, not all culinary creations are the same so that Banh Xeo you eat on the food tour might be the best Banh Xeo you will ever have in your life. We recommend not letting a food menu steer you away from making a booking on a food tour if you are just looking for a casual and fun Saigon Food Tour during your trip to Ho Chi Minh.
When it comes to foodies who have had a lot of experience eating Vietnamese food sometimes it’s worth the extra cost to book a private Saigon Food Tour for your family. Although we don’t recommend the private tour for the travelers who are with children. Ho Chi Minh food tours for a private group are able to dig into the deeper areas of Saigon and provide culinary options that might be challenging or different. For example on a private tour we might decide to try a dish that offers something funky like a bowl of bun mam or bun dau mam tom. Both of these dishes are interesting and very representative of Vietnamese food but would not be something we would offer to the casual foodie on a Saigon Food Tour. If digging deeper into Vietnamese culinary options is important on your Saigon Food Tour then we recommend contacting a food tour company like us here at back of the bike tours to inquire about our private food tour.
Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City is completely nuts most days of the week. For travelers who aren’t used to being in Saigon they probably think that it is impossible to navigate at any time of the day. Well as residents in Ho Chi Minh we know exactly how to get around on a Saigon Food Tour. That still doesn’t mean that your family will be as comfortable getting around as we are no matter how safe a food tour might be on motorbike. We feel that when booking a Saigon Food Tour your family will need to decide if you are more comfortable being in a vehicle or on a motorbike. Of course here at back of the bike tours we love the motorbike option but we also offer a car/van rentals for private tours.
Renting a car is a common option for a Saigon Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh. An experienced food tour company like Back of the Bike Tours has offered many customers the chance to take our tour in a vehicle. Usually these will be private tours as a car makes it a bit tricker to get from one spot to another during Ho Chi Minh traffic. The culinary options available to a Saigon Food Tour in a car rental will still be delicious and unique. Even though renting a car and having a private Saigon Food Tour is a more expensive cost when booking a culinary adventure, it may be the best option so that you are able to enjoy a great food tour experience without having to go too far out of your comfort zone by being on a motorbike.
We think that using a motorbike on a food tour in Ho Chi Minh is the best option to get the real experience of the culinary scene in Saigon. When using a motorbike as tour transportation we are able to get into the smaller nooks and crannies of Saigon while covering a lot of distance during a Saigon Food Tour. Our team of skilled Saigon tour drivers compliment a food tour in Ho Chi Minh by having the chance to explain not only what we are eating but also the parts of Ho Chi Minh that we are passing during the food tour. We highly recommend a motorbike as tour transportation during a Saigon Food Tour but as we have mentioned above using a car for tour transportation can also be an option for your Saigon Food Tour.
Saigon Food Touris an exciting part of planning a culinary focused vacation but always consider the reputation of the food tourcompany that you are using.
As we mentioned earlier, there have been so many food tour companies that have jumped up all over vietnam and Ho Chi Minh in the last few years. This might make it complicated to find out which Saigon Food Tour company really has a great reputation. Its important to know if a Saigon Food Tour company is serving food that is safe and also food tour guides who are friendly, skilled, and professional. We recommend looking at a food tour companies reviews and also their background before committing to making a booking with any Saigon Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh.
There are quite a few review sites that will help you determine if the food tour you are looking at is qualified and skilled enough to provide your family a food tour. We recommend looking at Trip Advisor as an option for food tour reviews. Trip Advisor is currently promoting newer companies first as part of their revenue stream but if you search into the rankings for Saigon you will see great food tour companies in Ho Chi Minh like Back of the bike Tours at the top. Facebook social media pages are also a good source of reviews when looking to see if a tour company is providing excellent food tours. We also recommend checking to see if a company has set up a google account with reviews, this is one of the easiest way to start taking reviews for a company. If a Saigon Food Tour company doesn’t have a strong reputation on any of the platforms listed above, it might be worth looking somewhere else for your Saigon Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh.
Looking at the background of a tour company is important when it comes choosing the Saigon Food Tour company that is right for your family. Eating Vietnamese food sounds simple but their are a few factors that should go into making a decision on which food tour locations are suitable for travelers. We feel that if a company doesn’t have a strong background in the hospitality industry then their knowledge of food safety might not be strong enough to make smart culinary choices for a Saigon Food Tour menu. A company like back of the bike tours has a strong background in both tourism and hospitality so we are always ensuring that our vendors on our Saigon Food Tour are being responsible and safe when it comes to what are customers are eating.
Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions about which Saigon Food Tour is right for you. When it comes to culinary options, tour transportation, and any questions about our food tour reputation and reviews our talented staff are here to help.
Goi Du Du BoJulienned Green Papaya Salad topped with Thai Basil, Dried Beef Liver, Toasted Peanuts and Prawn Crackers. Sauced with Chili Sauce and Light Fish Sauce
Banh KhotRice Flour Mini Pancake with Ground Pork, Shrimp, and Bean Sprout wrapped in Fresh Vegetables
Bun Thit NuongGrilled Pork Shoulder, Pork Sausage, Vietnamese Spring Roll, Fresh Vegetables, tossed with Rice Noodle in Sweet Fish Sauce
Banh Mi ThitVietnamese Baguette loaded with 9 types of pork, Homemade Mayo, Fresh Vegetable, Chili, and Pickles
Vietnamese Fruit Tasting, Frozen Yogurt, and Black Sticky Rice with Coconut Ice Cream
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Winner of FOX's 'Master Chef', Christine Ha, took our food tour in Ho Chi Minh City.
This is what she had to say about her experience.
"I was happily stuffed and completely satisfied that within just a few hours, I got to discover five dishes and places I've never been to before, and it was all thanks to Fred and the guides at Back of the Bike"
Winner of FOX's 'Master Chef', Season 3